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Arun District Council put tenants at risk by failing to meet statutory health and safety requirements in relation to fire and water safety, regulator finds.
Oxford City Council has banned the use of paddling pools and trampolines in communal gardens due to health and safety concerns.
Offenders with mental health, alcohol and drug abuse problems are increasingly being referred to health services as part of community sentences.
Oxford City Council has called on the Government to adopt a 10-point plan to tackle high air pollution levels which contribute to 40,000 deaths every year.
Northamptonshire CC used over £8m of ring-fenced public health grant funding for activities that did not meet the grant conditions, auditors conclude.
Levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 and 11 have reached the ‘highest point’ since records began, public health body warns.
The Government has invested nearly £4.5m into programmes to refer patients to community services such as walking clubs or arts activities.
Public finances continue to perform better than expectations, although total borrowing is up year-on-year even before the promised increase in health spending.
The process by which local authorities provide support to people with mobility issues is too ‘complex and varied’, elderly persons charity warns.
Social care should be ‘free at the point of need’ like the NHS, a bold new report into the health and care system recommends.